Is Partying Beneficial To Social Life

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Effects of Partying 1 Running head: EFFECTS OF PARTYING ON SOCIAL LIFE IN COLLEGE Do freshmen find drinking and partying beneficial to social life in college? Ryan Zmolek University of California, Santa Barbara
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Effects of Partying 2 Abstract The purpose of my survey is to find the answers to my research questions: Do freshmen feel that partying has a positive effect on their social life? Do freshmen feel left out if they are not partying? The ten item survey was distributed to thirty-three freshmen throughout the University of California, Santa Barbara. The survey included three yes or no questions and seven short answers. The information in the survey indicated that t he vast majority of freshmen in college do find drinking and partying beneficial to socializing. Another important result found in the survey was that about half of the freshmen felt an effect of liquid courage from consuming alcohol. The increase in courage that freshmen get from drinking alcohol could have a direct correlation to why freshmen choose to drink.
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Effects of Partying 3 Introduction “For most students, college is a time of learning and growth. It is also a time for making new friends and enjoying the social atmosphere that thrives on campuses. But for some college students, partying and drinking can present a real threat to their academic careers and their overall health and well-being” (American Psychiatric Association, 2005). Pressure to participate in binge drinking, drinking large quantities of alcohol most nights during the week, and drinking to feel like the part of the crowd, are all common occurrences (Babor, 1980). In 2005, the U.S. Department of Education gave a survey to thirty-three thousand, three hundred seventy-nine undergraduates at fifty three different colleges. The survey found the percentage of undergraduates that drink alcohol and how many drinks each undergraduate has on average per week. According to the information found in the survey, t hree-quarters of college students drink moderately, infrequently, or not at all. Roughly one-third of college students never drink alcohol during their college years. Approximately one-quarter of college students drink an average of six or more drinks a week. This survey shows the percentage of undergraduates that drink alcohol, but leaves out the reasons why they choose to consume it (U.S. Department of Education, 2005)
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2009 for the course WRIT 2 taught by Professor Gahan during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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